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The Vineyard Party I’m Your Huckleberry 2018

Sémillon

kr239

Sold in case of 6 x 750ml

60 in stock

In short

Classic whole-bunch pressed juice fermented in older barrels (70%) with a portion skin contact fermented in open top tanks (30%) for about 15 days. Spontaneous alcoholic and malolactic fermentation. No additions apart from SO2.

“The name comes from a line in an old Western movie, Tombstone. The phrase signifies acceptance of a challenge, saying I’m the one you’re looking for, I’m game, I’m it. It’s basically a conversation between Sémillon and myself for our maiden vintage, saying ‘let’s go for it’.” – Jolette Steyn

Description

I’m Your Huckleberry 2018 is a single origin partial skin-contact Sémillon. Delicately fragrant, the wine opens up to aromas of ginger, curry leaf, cardamom spice white blossoms, fennel, bright naartjie (clementine) and nectarine. Spice and citrus (orange rind) carry over onto the palate. Classy skin contact adds to the concentration on the palate with fine-grained tannins and a vibrant acidity. Chalky and mineral notes are present throughout and lingers with a final note of nettle, ginger and sea-spray rounding things off.

In the vineyard
The grapes for this wine were sourced from a North East facing 18 year-old vineyard block on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountains. The predominant soil type is decomposed granite.
In the cellar
Classic whole-bunch pressed juice fermented in older barrels (70%) with a portion skin contact fermented in open top tanks (30%) for about 15 days. Spontaneous alcoholic and malolactic fermentation. No additions apart from SO2.
Pairing suggestions
Sémillon pairs incredibly with spicy (not too hot) foods due to its moderate body and fresh acidity. Try this wine with sushi, Asian or Indian spices, pork or poultry.